House Plan Set Details

What's Included in Our House Plan Sets?

1. Cover Sheet
An artist's rendering of the exterior of the house shows you approximately how the house will look when built and landscaped.


2. Foundation Plan
This plan gives the foundation layout, including support walls, excavated and unexcavated areas, if any, foundation notes and details, and floor framing.


3. Detailed Floor Plans
These plans show the layout of each floor of the house. Rooms and interior spaces are carefully dimensioned and keys are given for cross-section details provided later in the plans, as well as window and door schedules. These plans may also show the location of kitchen appliances and plumbing fixtures, and may suggest locations for electrical fixtures, switches and outlets.


4. Interior Elevations
The interior elevation drawings show a suggested layout design of cabinets, utility rooms, fireplaces, bookcases, built-in units and other special interior features depending on the nature and complexity of the item.The roof plan shows a birds eye view of the overall layout of the roof, ridges, valleys and slopes.


5. Roof Plan
The roof plan shows a bird's eye view of the overall layout of the roof, ridges, valleys, and slopes.


6. Exterior Elevations
Included are front, rear, left and right sides of the house. Exterior materials, details and measurements are also given.


7. Cross-Section / Wall Section Details
Important changes in floor, ceiling and roof heights or the relationship of one level to another are called out. Also shown, when applicable, are exterior details such as railing and banding.


8. Structural Plan
Overall layout and necessary details for the ceiling, second-floor framing (if applicable) and roof construction. If trusses are used, it's suggested that you use a local truss manufacturer to design your trusses to comply with your local codes and regulations.


Product Descriptions

AutoCAD File and PDF File Included
AutoCAD drawings are electronic files of the complete set of construction drawings. They can only be used with AutoCAD compatible software. Comes with license to build home ONE time. Please consult a professional before purchasing. (Free PDF file included)

PDF Reproducible Set (Best Value)
One construction set in PDF format is emailed and provides a license for unlimited copies to be printed and can be used to build the home ONE time. (To be emailed within 24 business hours)

One Reproducible Set
One reproducible set of construction drawings provides the license to build the plan ONE time and make photocopies of the drawings.

8 Copy Construction Set
8 copies of the construction drawings are shipped with the license to build the plan ONE time. No photocopies can be made of the drawings.

5 Copy Construction Set
5 copies of the construction drawings are shipped with the license to build the plan ONE time. This is the minimum that can be purchased and receive the license to build the home. Typically, it requires at least 5 copies to provide to contractors, lending institutions, building officials and at least 1 copy to retain for your own records.

1 Review Set
One set of construction drawings stamped "Not For Construction" - for review only. May be upgraded to a 5-set, 8-set, PDF or AutoCAD within 90 days with payment of a nominal upgrade fee plus difference in cost. This does not include the license to build the home. A minimum 5 copy construction set must be ordered to build the home.

2x6 Exterior Wall Conversion
Additional charge to change plan to have 2x6 EXTERIOR walls (if not already specified as having 2x6 exterior walls) Plan typically loses 2" from the interior to keep outside dimensions the same when possible. May take 3-5 weeks or less to complete. Call 1-800-388-7580 for estimated date.

Basement Foundation
Additional charge to replace standard foundation with a full in-ground basement foundation. Shown as in-ground and unfinished ONLY - no doors and windows. May take 3-5 weeks or less to complete. Call 1-800-388-7580 for estimated date.

Slab Foundation
Additional charge to replace standard foundation to be a slab foundation - Shown as a raised slab foundation with slab on grade details. May take 3-5 weeks to complete. Call 1-800-388-7580 for estimated date.

Full Reverse
Additional surcharge to plan package for a Full Reverse of plan with right-reading letters. May take to 2-3 weeks or less to complete. Call 1-800-388-7580 for estimated date.

Material List
List of materials to build home. Does not include mechanical, electrical nor plumbing and will not reflect the changes made to plans when ordering plan options such as 2x6 walls, and slab and basement foundations.

Half-Size Prints
This 12" x 18" plan set is a convenient reference tool while on the job site or while shopping for furniture and interior decorations. (Must accompany a purchase of a minimum 5-Set plan package.)

Additional Set of Plans
Additional set of plans are available during your plan purchase or within 6 months of purchasing a plan.

Reuse Fees
Reuse fees are available to purchase for all of our plan packages of 5 sets or greater. This option is available during the plan purchase or within 2 yrs after the plan order. A construction license must be obtained from Donald A. Gardner Architects for each home built and you must call 1-800-388-7580 to order.